Postdoctoral Fellow - seismological research focused on fault dynamics and induced-seismicity

The Department of Geoscience in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out seismological research focused on fault dynamics and induced-seismicity.

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will carry out research to develop novel procedures for identification and mapping of critically stressed faults in areas of unconventional hydrocarbon development. This research will involve, analysis of new and existing datasets to improve our fundamental understanding of fault activation with a long term goal of integrating seismology, geomechanics, and state-of-the-art reservoir simulation to develop an induced-seismicity simulator. Publication of peer-reviewed papers in high-impact scientific journals is an expectation of this position.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in geophysics before commencing the fellowship, and demonstrated experience with state-of-the-art wavefield simulation methods. In addition the successful candidate will have an outstanding research track record as evidenced by journal or conference publications.

Application details:

Requests for information and applications should be sent by email to Professor David Eaton at the email below. Applications should comprise a single-page cover letter, two-page curriculum vitŠ, single-page statement of major research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for three referees. Consideration of applications will commence on Feb 15, 2017, and the successful applicant will commence the Postdoctoral Fellowship on March 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Note that the Postdoctoral Fellow can be appointed at any time (even before the application deadline), so early application is encouraged.

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posted: 30 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.